Knowledge Tank for agriculture sectors’ adaptation to climate change

This NAP-Ag Knowledge Tank:

  • Contains tools, methods, case studies and other knowledge materials on climate change adaptation in the agriculture sectors (crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture).
  • Targets national planners, development actors and decision makers.
  • Supports countries in highlighting key resources for adaptation planning and budgeting, especially in formulating and implementing National Adaptation Plans (NAP).

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Topics: Climate change
Areas of work: development
Element when formulating and implementing a National Adaptation Plan (NAP)
A) Laying the ground work
B) Preparatory elements
C) Implementation strategies
D) Reporting, monitoring and review
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Number of records: 308
This country case study on Thailand is part of a series that describes the steps taken to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), with a particular emphasis on adaptation in agriculture (including forestry, livestock and fisheries). The series aims to provide national policy makers with valuable information from colleagues and counterparts in Asia, Africa and Latin America who are on the same NAP journey to address the multiple challenges posed by climate change. The case study on Thailand aims to show the links between long-term adaptation planning/NAPs and activities supported by the NAP–Ag programme in Thailand as well as the resulting impacts.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: climate change adaptation; action plan; Thailand; SDGs
Type of resource: Case study
The report analyses the results of applying the MOSAICC approach in Uruguay, and it was supported by the programme “Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans” (NAP-Ag). The study was carried out by an interdisciplinary working group from four different institutions in the country, supported by FAO HQ and international consultants. The results of this report are of interest to policymakers, the general public, and the research community.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: Uruguay; MOSAICC;
Type of resource: Publication or Report
This case study documents insights on gender mainstreaming practices implemented in a large-scale agriculture development project with a climate change adaptation component in Western Province, Zambia. It describes the key gender issues in the project context, as well as the gender mainstreaming practices that are in place and have potential for scaling up. Recommendations for policymakers indicate a way forward to enhance the promotion of gender equality in the context of adaptation to climate change impacts on agriculture.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: Gender mainstreaming; Zambia; agriculture; cashew; adaptation
Type of resource: Case study
other: Trase
Trase is a supply chain transparency initiative that transforms our understanding of globally traded agricultural commodities. At the core of the Trase initiative is, a new open-access online platform providing greater supply chain transparency. The platform, based on an innovative approach to mapping agricultural supply chains at scale, offers a powerful response to the urgent need for credible information on the traceability and sustainability performance of commodity supply chains, covering entire countries and production systems. Trase uses publicly available data to map the links between consumer countries via trading companies to the places of production in unprecedented detail. Trase can show how commodity exports are linked to agricultural conditions – including specific environmental and social risks – in the places where they are produced, allowing companies, governments and others to understand the risks and identify opportunities for more sustainable production. Trase provides data at scale, free-of-charge, comprehensively mapping supply chains for key commodities from entire countries and regions. By 2021, Trase aims to map the trade of over 70% of total production in major forest risk commodities, catalysing a transformation in supply chain sustainability.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: Transparency; Supply; Value chains; Commodities; Sustainable production; Risks
Type of resource: Database or Platform
This web-based platform is both a practical instrument and an information resource for developing environmentally sound livestock production systems. The ISL Guide provides guidance, suggested activities, and indicators needed to ensure livestock projects are environmentally sustainable (future versions will also address public health and equity dimensions of sustainability). It also offers the theory and evidence that underpin the guidance. This includes a deep dive into seven principles for environmental sustainability in the livestock sector, developed for this tool. It considers a variety of geographic contexts and tailors the guidance for different project objectives and interventions for those contexts. It can be used by those who are a) interested in the theory behind the ISL Guide and case studies demonstrating how it can be applied in the field b) ready to apply the tool either to implement an existing project or develop a new project.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: Livestock; Guide; Invest; Information resource; Environmental sustainability; Web-based tool
Type of resource: Tool, Learning material, Publication or Report
This course was developed by the Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch (CLPA) and the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), in collaboration with UN CC Learn. The course shows how to strengthen National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) through appropriate climate information and coordinated policy action, enabling different types of institutions and actors to work together in a collaborative framework, drawing on the resources of the global hydro-meteorological community at large. The course is designed to respond to the learning needs of both climate services providers (National Hydro-meteorological Services, research/academic and international organizations), and users (e.g. decision makers, private investors, non-governmental organizations, etc.), as well as of those working at the science-policy interface for outreach or communication purposes. The training is modular  and provides the freedom to choose and combine different thematic modules. There are two main themes or learning tracks available: Learning track 1 or Producing climate information for NAPs, and Learning track 2 or Using climate information for NAPs.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: E-learning course; Climate risk; Hydro-meteorology; Information
Type of resource: Learning material
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This case study shares Uruguay’s recent experiences collecting and analyzing sex-disaggregated data relevant to adaptation planning in the agriculture sectors. It describes the findings from a qualitative and quantitative study that aimed to generate information about resources as well as symbolic, cultural, and economic barriers affecting adaptation in agricultural production from a gender perspective. The case study summarizes lessons learned both for planners in Uruguay’s agriculture sectors, as well as for decision-makers in other countries who are interested in better understanding and tracking gender dimensions of adaptation in agriculture.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: Gender; Adaptation planning; Sex-disaggregated data; Uruguay; Quantitative and qualitative; Policy; Lessons learnt; Reporting
Type of resource: Case study, Publication or Report
The importance of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change adaptation has been highlighted at global level, including under the Paris Agreement. Simultaneously, adaptation M&E systems are beginning to emerge at the national level in the context of national planning and budgeting processes. This technical guidance note details how to develop M&E systems for adaptation planning in agriculture sectors.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: Monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Climate change adaptation; Planning and budgeting; Guide
Type of resource: Tool, Publication or Report, Method
This publication highlihgts FAO's work with regards to climate change. FAO’s strategy on climate change focuses on enhancing capacities to implement NDCs, supporting countries to both adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change through research-based programmes and projects geared towards adapting smallholder production and making the livelihoods of rural populations more resilient
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: Climate change; Zero Hunger; Sustainable agriculture; Food security; Food–Agriculture–Climate nexus; Adaptation and mitigation
Type of resource: Publication or Report
This Guide for Trainers provides a complete set of materials for use in training sessions on mainstreaming gender in adaptation planning in the agriculture sectors. It is designed for a trainer or team responsible for delivering a training workshop for stakeholders who are involved in adaptation planning and related budgeting processes in agriculture. The guide presents a mix of interactive activities and presentations, to be used in whole or in part, to improve the individual-level skills and behaviours needed to foster gender-responsive agriculture adaptation plans within a broader capacity development process. The emphasis is on adaptation in agriculture, however the materials can be applied to planning for climate change adaptation in other sectors.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: Gender; Training for trainers; Guide; Gender-responsive agriculture adaptation; Capacity development; Planning
Type of resource: Tool, Learning material, Publication or Report, Method
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